In Memory of W.H. “Bill” Kanes
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
For those of you who haven't yet heard, it is with great sadness and heavy heart that I announce the sudden passing of Bill Kanes, the founding Director of the Earth Sciences and Resources Institute at the University of South Carolina (ESRI-SC). A Distinguished Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences, Bill founded ESRI-SC to pair industrial initiatives with academic efforts.
His unique blend of entrepreneurial talent and inquisitive scientific mind, made ESRI-SC a most successful research institution at USC. Bill’s work throughout the world expanded geological knowledge across national boundaries and his legacy will live on through these partnerships. His loss will be felt by many and he will truly be missed. “Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.” (Dr. Seuss)
On behalf of the entire ESRI-SC staff, I extend heartfelt condolences to Bill’s family and friends.
Camelia C. Knapp - Director
A celebration of the life of Bill will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Washington Street United Methodist Church, with a reception following in Threatt Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Babcock Center Foundation, P.O. Box 4289, W. Columbia, SC 29171, or to Family to Family Network, 13150 FM 529 #106, Houston, TX 77041.